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And the Clock Ticked On
3:24:34 An Orderly finishes looping thread through flesh. 3:25:17 He goes about his business with a sigh and ties a futile knot. 3:26:27 Once he’s tied the catgut sutures and wrapped the paper crepe bandages, the Orderly moves onto the next man because the next man had a chance to keep breathing. 3:26:54 More orderlies take the bedding from the cot because there are men with a chance to keep warm and alive. A Nurse in a grey uniform that might have once been white almost leaves the sheet underneath his limp heaving body because a dead man should at least have a burial shroud. But she takes it anyway. 3:28:43 His face takes on t
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And Here Is The End
If I am  a loaded gun, You should just fire and run but instead the guns in your mouth and I’m praying things don’t go south Because even at eighteen, There is nothing. If we were sane, we’d keep our distance But instead we keep up this deathly dance Blood was shed for these rights But I’m keeping you in my rifle’s sites Because even at eighteen You don’t owe me anything. I can’t bring you back from the dark And blood soaked wood can’t hold a spark So I tackle you to the earth Because one of us has to remember your worth Because even at eighteen, I can’t do anything. You say you ar
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Moons of Our Mothers
Alfred Jones is drunk. Its 1945 and he's half done with the final defeat of his enemies. Roosevelt and 400,000 of his soldiers are dead, and more will be dead before morning. That guilt and responsibility he holds for every corpse he's behind him, dead in his name,as he forced his way through Africa, Europe and every goddamned isle in the pacific twists and burns in the writhing pit of snakes that his belly has turned into. Now he's sprawled there on a hilltop in Bavaria almost finished with his fifth and final bottle of whiskey with the other four tossed around him like they too, are the bodies he's responsible for. If he looks down, he c
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Dripping from Towers
With lowered eyes, but with head held high A queen looks down at earth from her tower in the sky She sees the youth she once loved and touch age She sees her own past in both the poorhouse and the gilded cage Born into a decayed city, raised in what was left of the wood She slowly rose to power, cutting all the ties she could Behind her was a proud father and a broken mother Behind her was a vain sister and an innocent brother But no matter how she loved them, they lay with the other remnants of before When the earth was all she needed but not all she wanted when there was so much more So she cut them off, left them below And with
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The Finalizing Find
Part Seven: The Finalizing Find I needed more mead than blood in my veins To tell of the ice, and then my death My mother face stood stony, tear tracks making stains At the Fireheart's name, all of them held their breath They gazed at me, fully alive and healthy And looked into my solemn eyes And believed I had betrothed myself to a Valkyrie There could be no lies I gave them the sacks that had burdened my steed And the old bounty descended once again With that, I left for home, without another need But for a new life with my Valkyrie to begin But just before I could saddle up and take my leave My eldest sister presented my inhe
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All Calm on Heaven's Front
Across Europe's fields and valleys, forests of crosses are now found But still the moans of hate and horror still sound The bayonet bearing angels sigh In exasperation at those who still go to die Their wives mothers and daughters still grieve From heaven, and its a grief that God himself can't relieve Can you imagine a squalid colorless world of death? Populated with mean who care for nothing but live and breath? Come back with me as they fix bayonets and prepare to go over the top While a whole generations cries "Make it stop!" They wince at the shells and pray "Oh Lord deliver us... oh lord.." While the reserves are far away, ju
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Being Historical with doughboycafe
History is cool. I could try to explain why, but if you aren't already interested, there's a better way to get on board: read and/or write historical fiction. Only...I can't say anything there, I don't know anything about historical fiction! Luckily, dA has a strong cadre of historical fiction writers. I (metaphorically) sat down with one of the outstanding, doughboycafe (https://www.deviantart.com/doughboycafe): What is "historical fiction"? I think that it is, quite simply, fiction set somewhere in history. Though it usually draws on one or more actual events, we get to make up the whos and the whys and the hows. That isn't to say it isn't accurate, however. Historical fiction,
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War Story Contest - Final Extension
Because so many people asked for it... :bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: The War Story Contest will be extended to DECEMBER 24. That's Christmas Eve, people! Get your entries in!:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: Check the link for details. Please remember this part:  In the artists' comments please state why you think writing war fiction is beneficial, or why you personally have an interest in it. And, :bulletblack:Things You May Find Helpful:bulletblack: - Grammar and Your Story - A Guide to Military Fiction -  OokamiKasumi's Writing Tips After this, there will be no more extensions! Good luck!
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Poetry, Poetry, Poetry, my darling baby. I'm pumping it out. Watch me? Please?
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Christmas News and Offerings
Alright. As of this Friday, I will be off work and school until the New Year. My Christmas Shopping is done, the cookies are made and the 20 foot tree is in the stand, watered and decorated. That leaves a lot of time for writing! Original Works: I've got lots planned and ready to be typed and posted. I will take requests if anyone would like anything. Fanfiction: I've got some SuFin, PruHun, Brotherly Prussia and Germany, and maybe some FRUK planned, but I want to know what people want to see. If you have an idea, Christmas-y or not, I would love to see it. I am open to just about anything. Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Happy whatever you
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New Material
Some new, darker stuff coming here. I've been writting in a darker, more humorous fashion lately, and some of it will be somewhat grapic. To my viewers and watchers, please use discretion when reading and commenting on my entries. I work extremely hard on everything I post, and it will all have plenty of warning, but please do not flame because the boldest, most graphic things will be coming in soon and were requested by contest winners and again, will have plenty of warnings.
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Thanks for the fav on the 7.63mm Mauser C96 Broomhandle!
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Welcome to Simply-TALES!
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Viking-AmericanStudent Writer
No problem! It really reminded me of Remembrance poppies and World War One and such and it really hit home. Great job!
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My husband said it reminded him of World War I, also. I'm embarrassed to say that that connection didn't even occur to me when I wrote it. Then again, my neighbor, Patrick, really did plant poppies.
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Viking-AmericanStudent Writer
Ah nothing wrong with that. If I hadn't been on a Downton Abbey trip, I might not have caught it, but I'm really glad I did. Funny how real life can by so symbolic!